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Ravi Desai Takes 14th At PIAA Individual Championships

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North Allegheny sophomore Ravi Desai took part in the PIAA Class AAA individual boys’ golf championships this week at Penn State Golf Course.

Desai shot an impressive 1-under par at the two-day event for a total score of 143 and finished his round with an eagle on the 18th hole. Desai’s performance was good for a tie for 14th place among the top 72 golfers in the state. For a look at complete scoring from the event, click here. 

This individual performance by Desai concludes the 2023 season for the North Allegheny boys’ golf team. Congratulations to coach Pat Niven and the entire team for a memorable fall season.

NA Takes 4th Place at WPIAL Class 3A Team Championship

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Competing in the WPIAL team championship for the first time since 2015, North Allegheny’s bid for a district title came up just short on Thursday at Cedarbrook Golf Course with a fourth-place finish at the WPIAL Class 3A championship. The Tigers totaled a team score of 390, falling 19 strokes behind WPIAL champion Peters Township, who finished with an 11-over par and advances to the PIAA championship on Oct. 18.

The Tigers were led by seniors Jake Watterson and Colin Rende, who each shot a team-best 77. Watterson had a strong finish with a 37 over the back nine.

Junior Chris Hoffman carded a 78, while sophomores Ravi Desai and Colin Ward each shot a 79. Senior Jacob Phrampus also took part at the event and totaled a 93. For a look at all scoring from the WPIAL Class 3A team championship, click here.

Congratulations to head coach Pat Niven and the entire North Allegheny boys’ golf team for an outstanding 2023 season. Concluding the team portion of the season, North Allegheny root on Ravi Desai at the PIAA individual championship at Penn State next week.

NA Takes 1st Place at WPIAL Class 3A Semifinals

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The North Allegheny boys’ golf team began its post-season run on Tuesday with a first-place performance at the WPIAL Class 3A team semifinals at Duck Hollow Golf Course. Nine teams participated at the event and only the top three advanced to the WPIAL championship on Thursday. North Allegheny easily qualified by taking the top spot with a team score of 391, followed by Fox Chapel (398) and South Fayette (400). From the other half of the bracket and also advancing to form the final six teams at the WPIAL championship were Peters Township, Indiana and Butler.

Leading the way for the Tigers was sophomore Ravi Desai with a one-over par 73. Sophomore Colin Ward was impressive as well with a 3-over par 75. Senior Jake Watterson carded a 79, followed by fellow senior Jacob Phrampus who check in with an 81. Senior Colin Rende and junior Chris Hoffman rounded out the scoring by each shooting an 83.

For a look at all scoring from the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal at Duck Hollow, click here.

North Allegheny advances to the WPIAL Class AAA team championship on Thursday. The team finals will be hosted by Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon.

For the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ golf bracket, click here.

Ravi Desai Takes 9th At WPIAL Championships, Advances To States

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Valleybrook Country Club was the site for round two of the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship and sophomore Ravi Desai finished in ninth place to qualify for the PIAA individual championship later this month. On Monday, Desai shot an 80, including a 37 on the back nine, to finish as a WPIAL medalist. After a 76 in round one, Desai totaled a score of 156 at the two-day tournament for a 12-over par. Penn-Trafford’s Nick Turowski was the first-place medalist at the event, shooting a 70 on Monday on his way to a 2-under par.

Four other Tigers also competed at the WPIAl individual finals. Sophomore Colin Ward and junior Chris Hoffman each shot an 81. Senior Colin Rende shot an 82 and senior Jacob Phrampus carded an 88. For a look at complete scoring for the WPIAL championships, click here.

Desai will advance to the PIAA Class AAA individual championships on Oct. 16-17. The entire North Allegheny boys’ golf team will compete at the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Five Tigers Advance To 2nd Round of WPIAL Individual Tournament

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North Allegheny sent six golfers to the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ golf individual championships on soggy Monday at Latrobe Country Club and five Tigers made the cut to advance to the second and final round.

Sophomore Ravi Desai had another impressive postseason performance with a 4-over par 76 and tied for third place. Senior Jacob Phrampus finished in a tie for 14th place with a score of 80. The top 36 golfers qualified for the next round and Chris Hoffman, Collin Ward and Colin Rende all punched their ticket to next week’s action, each carding an 82.

Senior Jake Watterson narrowly missed the cut with a score of 87. For a look at the leaderboard from round one, click here.

Desai, Phrampus, Hoffman, Ward and Rende will take part in the second round of the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ golf individual championships on Monday, Oct. 2 at Valleybrook Country Club.